Amazing climb on the south face (left of Love Potion #9) with a variety of climbing. P1a start up a 5.9 bolted line left of wide groove. This pitch is called "Danse Macabre". Original line - P1b (5.10a), start up the wide groove, then P2 - follow a line of bolts with the occasional knobs to sling. Small pro is handy for the upper part of this pitch. P3 - rarely done, long runouts, with occasional pro and slung knob make this 5.8 finish exciting to say the least.
Submitted by: mreardon on 2004-03-18
Route ID: 50183
My favorite memory of the Needles is tossing a rope down from the top of Love Potion to someone who had lost his nerve at the crux of this climb. He promptly went to go top rope Pyromania--freakin sport climbers!